Stephanie Woodward is the Director of Advocacy at the Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR) a disability led, not-for-profit that works for national, state, and local systemic change to advance the rights of people with disabilities. Prior to joining CDR Stephanie worked as a litigator in Miami, Florida focusing on disability rights. Stephanie attended Syracuse University where she earned her J.D. with a certificate in Disability Law and Policy and her M.S.Ed. in Disability Studies. Stephanie previously worked for Senator Tom Harkin (IA) and assisted his Disability Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions by researching, drafting legislation, and making recommendations for legislative action in regards to disability rights issues. She is also a proud disabled person and member of ADAPT, a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.
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